Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli is Lecturer in the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London. Prior to taking her position, Leslie-Anne was Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.
Leslie-Anne is a public international lawyer, with expertise in international environmental law. She is particularly interested in understanding the nature and content of its principles, and in particular of the principle of prevention that requires that States take measures to avoid environmental damage.
Leslie-Anne's research also looks at the energy transition to a low-carbon economy from an international and comparative law perspective. In this context, Leslie-Anne follows three lines of inquiries, namely
i) understanding the new climate regime created by the Paris Agreement, and fostering implementation and compliance;
ii) investigating the potential externalities of the energy transition by clarifying the interactions between international environmental and energy law; and
iii) highlighting the role of law in the design of energy policies, including the role of participatory mechanisms to facilitate public engagement in the context of the energy transition.
Leslie-Anne is the Project Leader of the Platform on International Energy Governance, a network of excellence that fosters the conduct of research in unexplored areas of international energy governance.
Leslie-Anne is a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, and Assistant Editor for the Transnational Environmental Law journal (CUP). She has held teaching positions at the University of Cambridge, the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of Geneva, and has worked in various think tanks and research centres focusing on maritime and naval affairs, East Asian politics and conflict studies.
Leslie-Anne holds Master’s degrees in international relations /political science from Sciences Po Paris and in public law from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a PhD (summa cum laude) in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.